Antioxidant role of dehydroascorbic acid reductase in insects

Clinton B. Summers, Gary Felton

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Abstract

Dehydroascorbic acid reductase, which catalyses the regeneration of ascorbic acid from dehydroascorbic acid, is reported here to occur widely among insects. Due to the reported absence of glutathione peroxidase in insects and the generally low affinity of catalase for hydrogen peroxide, dehydroascorbic acid reductase may play a pivotal role in the elimination of hydrogen peroxide in insects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalBBA - General Subjects
Volume1156
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 13 1993

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Dehydroascorbic Acid
Insects
Oxidoreductases
Antioxidants
Hydrogen Peroxide
Glutathione Peroxidase
Catalase
Ascorbic Acid
Regeneration

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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Summers, Clinton B. ; Felton, Gary. / Antioxidant role of dehydroascorbic acid reductase in insects. In: BBA - General Subjects. 1993 ; Vol. 1156, No. 2. pp. 235-238.
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